9 Replies Latest reply: Jul 21, 2008 12:42 PM by Andrew Bowser
edden amber Level 1 (40 points)
Can I buy apps from the iPhone with a iTunes gift card or do i need to do it threw iTunes?

mac mini, Macbook Air, iPod 30g, iPhone 8g, Apple TV 2, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
  • Templeton Peck Level 9 (61,377 points)
    *"Can I buy apps from the iPhone with a iTunes gift card"*

    Yes

    *"do i need to do it threw iTunes?"*

    You buy them through iTunes regardless.
  • edden amber Level 1 (40 points)
    The "or do i need to buy them threw iTunes" part was referring to buying them on my computer rather then on the actual phone.
    but thank you very much for your help!
  • Scott Widmer Level 2 (170 points)
    Just to follow up on that one step further. Once you buy on your iPhone and you sync with your computer all App Store purchases will sync to iTunes on your computer. Buying on your computer or iPhone will net the same results so buy wherever is convenient. I just make sure I backup/sync frequently so I have a second copy somewhere.
  • CeleronXL Level 1 (55 points)
    Just to make things crystal clear: buying apps through the App Store on the phone WILL utilize iTunes gift cards that you've added to your account, therefore you can buy them anywhere.

    I wasn't sure if this was made clear enough as I think multiple interpretations could still have been made of previous posts.
  • Scott Widmer Level 2 (170 points)
    And no other option of payment is given at the time of purchase. If there's a gift card balance on your iTunes account it will be used FIRST before being charged to any credit card on file.

    I think that makes it even more clear
  • edden amber Level 1 (40 points)
    Thats exactly what i wanted to know =p
    thank you very much.

    does it show the balance on the app store (on the iPhone)

    Message was edited by: edden amber
  • Scott Widmer Level 2 (170 points)
    edden amber wrote:
    does it show the balance on the app store (on the iPhone)


    No, the only place to see your balance is in iTunes on your computer.
  • edden amber Level 1 (40 points)
    ok. thanks. =p
    now all i need to remember to to add up how much i spend so far so i dont go over what i have lol.
  • Andrew Bowser Level 1 (0 points)
    Just a warning to Canadian users, this does not work. I bought a gift card and could not use my iTunes balance to pay for the apps, I could only use a credit card when I tried to buy it.

    I called apple and they said it has to do with some tax law bs... I was lucky to get a refund on my gift card though!